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Applications for US unemployment aid fall to 287K

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 04:16
Slightly fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, pushing the average number of applications in the past month to an eight-year low.

Shiite rebels among 67 killed in Yemen bombings

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 04:16
Two suicide bombings in Yemen killed nearly 70 people on Thursday, with one targeting an anti-government rally by Shiite rebels who control Sanaa, leaving body parts strewn across a street in the heart of the capital and escalating sectarian tensions in a country gripped by turmoil.

Clerk who boxes beats up would-be robbery suspect

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 04:16
A would-be robbery suspect was beaten up when he found out the hard way that a convenience store clerk on the University of Pittsburgh campus is also a former Golden Gloves boxing champ.

Satellites see hot spot of methane in US Southwest

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 04:16
WASHINGTON (AP) — A satellite that measured the potent global-warming gas methane in the atmosphere has found a surprising hot spot over the southwestern U.S.

Judge has pointed questions in SPD officers' use-of-force lawsuit

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 04:15
A federal judge on Thursday fired a barrage of skeptical questions at an attorney representing dozens of  Seattle police officers who filed suit seeking to block new, federally mandated use-of-force policies.

Judge has pointed questions in SPD officers' use-of-force lawsuit

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 04:15
A federal judge on Thursday fired a barrage of skeptical questions at an attorney representing dozens of  Seattle police officers who filed suit seeking to block new, federally mandated use-of-force policies.

Seattle cocktail bar named one of the world's best

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 04:14
As if Canon  wasn’t hard enough to get in on a Saturday night - now comes news that Seattle’s favorite cocktail den has been anointed one of the World’s Best Bars.

Seattle cocktail bar named one of the world's best

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 04:14
As if Canon  wasn’t hard enough to get in on a Saturday night - now comes news that Seattle’s favorite cocktail den has been anointed one of the World’s Best Bars.

Lawsuit shines new light on old sex abuse scandal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 04:13
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed this week has reopened a decades-old sex abuse scandal at the exclusive Indian Mountain School in Connecticut.

Ex-Premier of Cayman Islands acquitted of corruption charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 04:12
By Peter Polack GEORGE TOWN Cayman Islands (Reuters) - The former premier of the Cayman Islands, McKeeva Bush, was found not guilty on charges of corruption by a local jury on Thursday, a court official confirmed. Bush was charged last year with 11 counts of official misconduct and breach of public trust in a case that led to his removal from office and stirred up anti-government sentiment in the British Caribbean territory. Bush, 59, was accused of using his government credit card to withdraw $50,000 cash in casinos in the United States and the Bahamas. ...

Ex-Premier of Cayman Islands acquitted of corruption charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 04:12
By Peter Polack GEORGE TOWN Cayman Islands (Reuters) - The former premier of the Cayman Islands, McKeeva Bush, was found not guilty on charges of corruption by a local jury on Thursday, a court official confirmed. Bush was charged last year with 11 counts of official misconduct and breach of public trust in a case that led to his removal from office and stirred up anti-government sentiment in the British Caribbean territory. Bush, 59, was accused of using his government credit card to withdraw $50,000 cash in casinos in the United States and the Bahamas. ...

Family of dead Texas Ebola patient grieve in isolation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 04:10
By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - Thomas Eric Duncan died without his loved ones. Now the family of the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States is grieving alone, some in quarantine and most isolated by social stigma and fear of the virus. Duncan, a Liberian national who was visiting his fiancée in Texas, died in an isolation ward of a Dallas hospital on Wednesday unable to be surrounded by the people dearest to him. He died 11 days after being admitted. About 48 people who had direct or indirect contact with Duncan since he arrived in Texas on Sept. ...

Family of dead Texas Ebola patient grieve in isolation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 04:10
By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - Thomas Eric Duncan died without his loved ones. Now the family of the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States is grieving alone, some in quarantine and most isolated by social stigma and fear of the virus. Duncan, a Liberian national who was visiting his fiancée in Texas, died in an isolation ward of a Dallas hospital on Wednesday unable to be surrounded by the people dearest to him. He died 11 days after being admitted. About 48 people who had direct or indirect contact with Duncan since he arrived in Texas on Sept. ...

Slave photo discovered from Robert E. Lee's home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 04:07

National Park Service curator Kim Robinson holds the photo of Selina Gray, right, who was in charge to care for Arlington House where Gen. Robert E. Lee had lived in for 30 years, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. The National Park Service has acquired a rare Civil War-era photograph of an enslaved woman at Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's home in Virginia. The previously unknown photograph depicts Selina Gray, the head housekeeper to Lee and his family. The photograph was unveiled Thursday at Lee's Arlington House plantation overlooking the nation's capital. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The National Park Service has acquired a rare Civil War-era photograph of an enslaved woman at Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's home in Virginia.


Thursday morning news and notes: Seahawks prepping for DeMarco Murray

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 04:01
Varying issues have led to a lack of links here the past couple of days. Sorry about that. But we'll get back on the horse today. ...
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Indiana newlyweds die in apparent murder-suicide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 03:59
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana couple was found dead in an apparent murder-suicide only hours after they were married, authorities say.

No charges in fight at party attended by Palins

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 03:58
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Police in Alaska say no charges will be filed in connection with a fight that broke out at a party and involved members of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's family.